Wednesday, July 6, 2011

chicken report {no. 13}

Here's one good reason to carry a flashlight out to the coop at night. That little fellow on the bottom looks mighty cozy, but it could have been a stinking disaster.

There are so many nights when I hurry out there in the dark, too lazy to look for the flashlight, and stick my hands in the nesting boxes, fishing for eggs. You'd think I would have learned my lesson when my husband encountered a prickly possum hiding in the coop this spring. He didn't have a light with him, but he quickly realized something didn't sound right and went back for it. This picture is actually my brother-in-law's coop. He put it on facebook with the caption: "reason #6 to pack a flashlight when tending to the coop in the dark." I can't wait to ask him what reason number 1-5 are. I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

Ruby Jean said...

EEEEEKKK!!! I think that would be reason enough for me Not to go to the chicken house at night... : )
Can't wait to see what 1-5 are...

Beth said...

What is it?? I think I would be floodlighting that chicken house from now on!
x

Heaven's Walk said...

Whoa!!! Good thing they weren't racoons or fox! But how yucky anyway! ewwwwww!

xoxo laurie

clairz said...

Aack, this actually happened to me. I reached under some stairs in the barn where the hens liked to lay eggs and a skunk ran out one way and I ran the other. I certainly learned never to stick my hand into dark places.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I never even during the day stick my hand in a nest without looking first...MY MIL's story of finding a snake as a girl is enough to make me jumpy.

Please do share 1 thru 5 as soon as you know.

Blessings Kelsie

Pattie said...

You are lucky, skunks do kill chickens. We had lost quite a few hens till we trapped one in the coop and then we trapped another the next day. What a stink we had. Drive heaves!!! I won't elaborate on what happened to those skunks. Lets just say no close contact for a while! 8>0